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Aside from marching bands, movie scores and classical charts, sheet music is an unknown quantity to most popular and modern music fans, an anachronism of a bygone era. It seems like somewhere around the late 1950s and early ’60s, the era of Sun...
By the numbers alone, this year's version of the long-running John Lennon Tribute Concert has a few serendipitous connections that the legendary rocker might appreciate. It's the ninth annual edition, a digit that Lennon immortalized in the...
Tags: Music Industry, Music, Central Park, Entertainment, Concerts
Our Town CorrespondentShuffling feet and scuffed shoes. Suitcases and purses. Tourists with accents. Snack stands. Hats. Glasses. iPhones. Tickets. Travelers. I was one of them. The transit station was crowded last Saturday as a close friend and I prepared to make our way...
Tags: Times Square, Central Park
3 stars (out of 4) Indie-rock has grown more introspective, bearded and brooding in recent years, which makes the thunderous music of Ty Segall seem all the more necessary. The San Francisco-based singer and multi-instrumentalist brings a crusader’...
Tags: Music, Entertainment
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
3.5 stars (out of 4) It’s official. On his latest album, “Tempest” (Columbia), Bob Dylan has become Tommy Lee Jones in “No Country for Old Men.” Like Jones in the Coen brothers’ 2007 film adaptation of Cormac...
Tags: Poetry, Muddy Waters, Ethan Coen, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan
Dan Deacon’s new album is titled “America” (Domino). Nothing like aiming high: It’s a song cycle on what it means to be a citizen of a troubled democracy, and you can dance to it. The classically trained Deacon works with an...
Starting in the fall of 2013, 60 lucky students out of a pool of about 3,000 will be chosen to be the first class at Central Michigan University's new medical school -- and Northern Michigan will be the better for it. One of the goals of the new...
Leonard PittsChyanna Richards saw Jesus in her bathroom. A few days ago, Richards, who lives near Houston, told a local TV news station she saw the image of Christ in a splotch of green mold on the wall above her tub. "People say, 'Your house is blessed,'?"...
San Diego lifestyle trivia: What do Playboy Playmates, the Beatles, food trucks, and high school Prom have in common? Well, typically absolutely nothing; but this weekend, they have everything to do with your entertainment lineup. My top San Diego...
Tags: Politics, Arts and Culture, Ringo Starr, San Diego Padres, KSWB
The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
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